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EDAWN launches ‘Strategic Plan’ section on website



Investors and local community members can now follow the development of a three-year Economic Development Plan for Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe through a new section on the EDAWN website. The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is leading the ReCharge Nevada committee that has taken on the challenge of pulling together the plan for the region.

The “Strategic Plan” section, launched yesterday at www.edawn.org/strategicplan, includes a regularly updated draft of the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe strategic plan, a schedule of community input meetings and important deadlines around the plan, announcements and the option to provide feedback to the plan.

“As we prepare for the future recovery and success of Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe, it’s important to ensure that the needs and wants of the community are truly reflected in the plan we produce,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of EDAWN, who is helping to develop the plan that EDAWN and partners will follow through 2015.

In March, EDAWN began hosting small, industry specific focus groups inviting industry experts and company CEOs from around the region to participate. The industry focus groups, which include technology, manufacturing, back office/business support, distribution/eCommerce and clean energy carry on through April and will be the basis of the updated plan to be released in draft by April 30.

The final strategic plan is set to be completed by the start of the new fiscal year, July 1.

For questions about EDAWN’s strategic planning process contact Lorna Shepard at [email protected].


EDAWN is a private, non-profit corporation founded by community leaders in 1982.  EDAWN works to recruit and expand quality companies that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe. In 2012 Nevada was named the No. 3 Most Business Friendly Tax Climate by the Tax Foundation and Reno was among the 50 “Best Places to Live” in BusinessWeek magazine. For more information, visit www.edawn.org.

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